The General Service Administration laid out a plan for fiscal 2014 public buildings spending that includes more than $1 billion in repair and maintenance for about 9,000 federal buildings across the country.
The GSA can spend $9.4 billion out of the Federal Buildings Fund to repair federal buildings, pay rent for leased buildings and consolidate offices under the compromise omnibus spending bill (H.R. 3547) signed into law Jan. 17 by President Obama. That amount increases the GSA’s buildings budget by $1.3 billion more than last year.
Due to reduced funding prior to fiscal 2014, GSA has failed to make $4 billion worth of repairs and maintenance, GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said in a Jan. 21 statement. Now, with the added funding, GSA can make headway on those repairs, Tangherlini said.
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